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Hot Rod FORDS #13: Hot Rod Ford Truck.

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Blog entry by crowie posted 08-08-2021 04:47 AM 729 reads 0 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hot Rod Ford Truck.

Well we have started week 7 of the “Stay at Home” lockdown isolation with at least another 3 weeks to go according to current advise.

So in order to keep sane I thought I’d start a new toy build.

So far the T-Bucket/C Cab is shaped out along with the engine & radiator.

The wheels and front mudguards/fenders have been started.

The chassis rails will be about 18” or 450mm.

It’s all about making it up as I go.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 08-08-2021 01:09 PM

Looks like another fun one!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 08-08-2021 01:46 PM

i can tell im gonna love this one already keep up the GR8 work GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-08-2021 04:15 PM

G’day, Crowie…it sure is coming along nicely!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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crowie

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#4 posted 08-09-2021 04:49 AM

I had some shed time today doing the following.
Running 4 separate roundover bits around the rear wheels.
Running 3 separate roundover bits around the front wheels.
Enlarged the centre holes of all 4 wheels from 1/4” to 3/8” for the larger axle pegs.
Cut the donut for the front mudguards/fenders in half making the required two. Made up a set of 2 headlights from 1 1/8” dowel plus a half a bead.
Cut a 3/4” x 2” oval in the cab rear panel as a rear window.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#5 posted 08-10-2021 07:42 AM

Preparations for quilted seats!

Medical appointment this morning so only a little time in the shed this afternoon.

Ripped a length of timber to 3/8” square.

I ran a router 1/8” roundover bit on two sides.

Then I glued and clamped 5 of the strips together which I’ll leave until after tomorrow’s medical appointment.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#6 posted 08-11-2021 07:41 AM

A new supervisor in the shed!

Yes, Handy has Papa Smurf watching over the project build now!

Today the 3 of us built the seats.
Quilted seats with armrests and headrests.

Papa Smurf hasn’t given his final approval yet,
says Handy & I need to do some extra sanding

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#7 posted 08-12-2021 06:51 AM

Today Papa Smurf gave Handy a well done for today’s efforts!

The seats were finished and sanded.

The console made with a T-Bar Automatic shifter.

The steering wheel fitted.

The glovebox made and fitted.

The instrument panel & gauges made and fitted.

Still need to make accelerator pedal and foot brake pedal.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 08-12-2021 11:53 AM

Many nice small details, Peter! Coming along nicely, and I’m looking forward to seeing the final result!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 08-12-2021 02:13 PM

Are them gauges on the hood Pete ? I just love that classic look :<)))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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crowie

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#10 posted 08-12-2021 09:55 PM


Are them gauges on the hood Pete ? I just love that classic look :<)))))))))

- GR8HUNTER

Yes Tony, their is an instrument panel in front of the steering wheel with the tacho & speedo up on the hood. Couldn’t do the shift light as I put a T-Bar Automatic gearbox!

PS Downunder we call the hood a bonnet.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#11 posted 08-14-2021 03:35 AM

I think that the cab is now finished though “papa smurf” is still to sign off.

The accelerator pedal, the brake pedal made and fitted.

The bonnet centre line done & fitted.

The blower done & fitted.

The front mudguards/fenders positioned along with the positioning of the front wheels.

The headlights fitted to the mudguards/fenders

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 08-14-2021 12:48 PM

Looks like you and Handy continue to do good work, Peter! That Papa Smurf must be a darned good supervisor.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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crowie

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#13 posted 08-15-2021 05:02 AM



Looks like you and Handy continue to do good work, Peter! That Papa Smurf must be a darned good supervisor.

- Dave Polaschek

Yes, Dave!
We’re having fun nutting it out as we build this HotRod.
Adding all the detail helps pass the time during the Lockdown Stay at Home Orders.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#14 posted 08-15-2021 05:10 AM

Today their was some serious thinking then working out how to do it.

Last night the front end was glued up along with the side steps.

Today the cabin are got glued up then in place.

The truck is going to have a RatRod stance!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 08-15-2021 12:37 PM

Glad you’re enjoying all the detail work, and glad Papa Smurf doesn’t have to crack the whip too much to keep you and Handy moving forward. The truck is definitely coming together!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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